Blackbeard Dodges Trouble!

February 1717: Records of the time indicate the HMS Scarborough, a 32 gun fifth-rate British warship, was in the vicinity of Blackbeard and his pirate crew near Nevis. The deposition of Captain Henry Bostock recounts that the pirates "had met the Man of Warr on this station, but said they had no business with her, but if she had chased them they would have kept their Way." No battle occurred. Representative image.

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